Prepare to immerse yourself in a unique experience at The Manchester, where contemporary elegance meets historic charm. The new independent hotel in Lexington’s (Kentucky) vibrant Distillery District, is now accepting reservations. The property will officially open its doors on June 2nd, 2023, just in time for the city’s highly-anticipated Railbird Festival.
Lexington holds the distinguished title of the “horse capital of the world.” Renowned for its rich equestrian heritage, the region boasts approximately 450 horse farms, each contributing to the city’s vibrant equine culture. Keeneland, the largest thoroughbred auction house globally, further solidifies Lexington’s position as a global hub for all things horse-related. Beyond its equestrian fame, the city also embraces its reputation as a bourbon haven. Lexington is celebrated for its exquisite bourbon distilleries, and it proudly boasts its trendy and captivating Distillery District.
Set to make a grand entrance in the esteemed horse and bourbon capital of the world, The Manchester will stand as the first high-end hotel in Lexington, Kentucky. Respected hoteliers Nik Feldman and Hank Morris, known for their successful collaborations with renowned brands in hospitality and real estate, have masterfully crafted this exceptional establishment on the historic grounds of the Ashland Distillery. Notably, the Ashland Distillery holds the distinction of being Lexington’s inaugural registered bourbon producer, tracing its roots back to 1865.
In collaboration with the esteemed designer Jenny Bukovec, formerly of Rockwell Group, The Manchester showcases soulful interiors that pay homage to Lexington’s storied rickhouses and draw inspiration from the captivating hues of the surrounding Bluegrass region. The striking “Rickhouse Revival” masonry facade, characterized by its captivating arches, serves as an architectural motif that elegantly permeates throughout the entire property.
With 125 luxurious guest rooms, a bespoke bottle shop, and a vibrant lobby bar and lounge, The Manchester ensures that every aspect of its guests’ experience is carefully curated. Additionally, the hotel boasts two remarkable dining and drinking venues. Granddam, a 140-seat feature restaurant, delights guests with a menu inspired by the Appalachian culinary heritage. Meanwhile, Lost Palm, an Art Deco rooftop bar and lounge, transports visitors to the nostalgic ambiance of 1960s South Florida racing culture.
Strategically located in the heart of Manchester Street’s Distillery District, The Manchester benefits from its proximity to a historic urban neighborhood that continues to evolve into a thriving hub. This vibrant district is adorned with bourbon distilleries, breweries, bars, restaurants, and event spaces, ensuring an endless array of entertainment options for guests to explore and enjoy.
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